COVID-19 Education

ASHM

COVID-19 BBV and STI Sector Briefing

Webinar recording now available

 

Like many organisations in our sector ASHM has been closely monitoring and considering the potential impact of COVID-19 on our staff and stakeholders. We also appreciate the additional strain being felt by the healthcare sector at all levels and have been focused on how to support our colleagues in our event planning and with the information we provide.

With that in mind a COVID-19 BBV and STI Sector Briefing was held today jointly with AFAO and Hepatitis Australia, and we were gratified by the high attendance. We also want to thank everyone who participated and hope that the webinar was beneficial and answered any questions you may have had. To those who were unable to join, we are pleased to advise that the recording is now available on our website.

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ASHM

How to protect yourself and the people you are caring for from infection with COVID–19. 

An online training module is available on infection control for care workers across all sectors in preparing for COVID–19 from the Department of Health. 

https://www.health.gov.au/news/how-to-protect-yourself-and-the-people-you-are-caring-for-from-infection-with-covid-19

Fed Dept Health

Training to help Nurses re-enter the health workforce - https://covid-19training.gov.au/ 

The Australian Government will provide funding for registered nurses to undertake online education to enable them to re-enter the clinical workforce and assist with the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Media event date: 

25 March 2020

Date published: 

25 March 2020

Media type: 

Media release

Audience: 

General public

The Australian Government will provide funding for registered nurses to undertake online education to enable them to re-enter the clinical workforce and assist with the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Despite swift action by Australian governments, the number of COVID-19 cases will continue to grow.

It is likely that unprecedented demand for health care will put pressure on our health system and health professionals, especially doctors and nurses whose work is vital to protecting and saving lives.

The Government will provide up to $1 million to the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) to provide an online refresher course with up to date information about acute nursing care, including latest evidence based guidelines on COVID-19 infection control.

The course will be available immediately to eligible registered nurses who hold current general registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, and who meet the recency of Practice Registration Standard of 450 hours practice within the last five years.

Up to 1000 eligible nurses will be able to undertake the training free of charge.

This new investment builds on the Australian Government’s announced $2.4 billion health package aimed at protecting all Australians, including vulnerable groups such as the elderly, those with chronic conditions and Indigenous communities, from COVID-19.

Eligible nurses interested in undertaking the training should visit acn.edu.au/refresher or contact the Australian College of Nursing, by email at customerservices@acn.edu.au or by phone on 1800 265 534.